Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Scrap Riders 15 months ago. It was re-examined by Rich Adams and updated 11 weeks ago.
Play involves exploring the world, talking to the right people and gathering clues. In this way to move through the world. Along the way you come across people not so willing to talk. Here you take them on in more direct means: with kicks, punches and fists.
The result feels similar to the Lair of the Clockwork God in its melding of genres. Each adds something to the experience and creates a coherent whole. Moving from dialogue to fisticuffs is seamless both in terms of transitions and the characters and world. How you do in one determines how you progress in the other.
Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB TEEN for Blood, Language, Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol, and Violence.
The developer has aimed to "keep the language as friendly as possible. But characters use language as a humorous resource (maybe making a joke about a bizarre situation." At one point, the character tries yo to curse, but it is censored as "****". Then, the main character breaks the fourth wall and says "I don't want this game to be censored... *!@?*."
The developer describes the violence as "not really explicit, but you can see blood. And in some areas, in aid of humour, it is exaggerated."
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